Odessa Students Selected for Virtual Smithsonian Exhibit

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is showcasing 51 student National History Day projects, including a video exhibit created by two eighth grade students from Odessa Middle School.


Assessing the Sit-uation

Once seated on my loaner Soul Seat, I knew I needed to make a couple of adjustments to the height of the lower platform, as well as the upper one, also called “the perch.” After these quick customizations, I was ready to roll. Or not. 


The enduring legend of Mo Mo

The Missouri Monster—Mo Mo—became part of Missouri history and folklore 50 years ago in July 1972. While I never had an encounter with that Mo Mo, there was another, different Mo Mo that actually lived with us. Let me explain.


June 15, 1964

One of the most lopsided trades in baseball history happened on this day. Who was the pitcher the Cardinals traded to the Cubs to get Lou Brock?